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Windows 7: Malware.Trace infection

28 Dec 2010   #11
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

dorkpixie, if you use Firefox, there are various plug ins that disallow cookies such as cookiesafe. Or set it to allow cookies for the session only

If you use IE, you can set it to allow cookies only for the session and disallow 3rd party cookies.

Also, you can set both to delete all cookies upon exit


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28 Dec 2010   #12
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorkpixie View Post

Microsoft Security Essentials: did not find the infection
MBam: did not find the infection
AdAware: did not find the infection
Norton 360: did not find the infection
This is rather interesting as i had exactly the same registry key infected on my desktop a couple of weeks ago but the infection was called "TASKMAN"

As with yourself it was detected by SAS but went undetected by Avast & Mbam
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28 Dec 2010   #13
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Nope...once it's in quarantine, it's been removed from the system use and placed in a safe folder.

Now, if you delete that from quarantine and it shows up again, that's an indication that there is something in the system & it keeps getting put back in.

I will look into that too. Thank you!!
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28 Dec 2010   #14
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
dorkpixie, if you use Firefox, there are various plug ins that disallow cookies such as cookiesafe. Or set it to allow cookies for the session only

If you use IE, you can set it to allow cookies only for the session and disallow 3rd party cookies.

Also, you can set both to delete all cookies upon exit

Yes, I use these. The cookies was not my concern. They are always the same cookies and I usually have very few. It's the Malware I was most concerned with and thank you for the ideas and help.
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28 Dec 2010   #15
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Well, it looks that way. Like I said, keep an eye on your system. Malware nowadays is pretty tricky and even after apparent removal it's sometimes sitting in the background, it just changed it's spots. Glad I could help, but keep doing regular scans which is a good practice.
This and also keep an eye on your start-up items.SysInternals Autoruns is a great program for it.
Autoruns for Windows

I make a link for the program. Thank you very much!!
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28 Dec 2010   #16
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Nope...once it's in quarantine, it's been removed from the system use and placed in a safe folder.

Now, if you delete that from quarantine and it shows up again, that's an indication that there is something in the system & it keeps getting put back in.
As Borg 386 said so long as it is in quarantine it is safe. But it would pay to create a new System Restore point or Image in case it is needed as restore points prior to quarantine may be infected.

If those restore points are infected the infection is contained within the restore point as if it were in quarantine so long as you don't restore to that point.

It would pay to keep them at the moment until you are sure your OS is stable as it is better to have an infected restore point you can revert to than none at all.

EDIT: I was reading one of your other threads, you may find this of interest for future security;

one out of every eight attacks came via USB devices.

Hope it is of some help, something that is often overlooked
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29 Dec 2010   #17
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Nope...once it's in quarantine, it's been removed from the system use and placed in a safe folder.

Now, if you delete that from quarantine and it shows up again, that's an indication that there is something in the system & it keeps getting put back in.
As Borg 386 said so long as it is in quarantine it is safe. But it would pay to create a new System Restore point or Image in case it is needed as restore points prior to quarantine may be infected.

If those restore points are infected the infection is contained within the restore point as if it were in quarantine so long as you don't restore to that point.

It would pay to keep them at the moment until you are sure your OS is stable as it is better to have an infected restore point you can revert to than none at all.

EDIT: I was reading one of your other threads, you may find this of interest for future security;

one out of every eight attacks came via USB devices.

Hope it is of some help, something that is often overlooked
Thank you for this; I never auto run anything for obvious reasons.
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